Paper or plastic? It’s the age-old question customers prepare for when stepping up to the cash register. But come Monday, customers at Ray’s Food Place will have to use paper or bring their own bag.

It’s a change C&K Market Inc. made to its retailers. Locally, that’s Ray’s Food Place.
"We’ve been testing this for the past 6 months or so in this store," Robert Parker said.
Parker is the Store Manager at the Ray’s Food Place in McKinleyville and says Fortuna was also a test site.
"We’ve actually found that our cost has gone down," he said.
He said the brown bags not only hold more items, but it’s also been encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable ones.
"Since we've went away from plastic, we've seen the amount of reusable bags coming into the store increase dramatically," Parker said.

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